[Read more…] about The Eastern Prince And The African
An Eastern Prince was visited by an African with a tame lion. Ask how it got tame, the response was the lion was trained from youth.
Parents should exercise care in instructions to children.
[Read more…] about Luxury and Want
Want entered into Luxury’s palace asking for help. Getting none, Want declared that the gods had decreed Luxury’s palace her new home.
Where there is luxury, there is also want.
[Read more…] about The Idler Caught Napping
An Idler, on a hot summer day, took his rest on a seat of pitch. While napping he sunk in and had to be extracted by friends or perish.
Don’t be thoughtless in what you do.
[Read more…] about The Nursery-Man And The Plantation
Fences around a nursery broke. Nursery-man asked the trees to donate branches. They said no assuming a prison. Cattle came unimpeded and no more trees.
Consider wise advice instead of ignoring it out of self-importance.
[Read more…] about The Lion And The Ape
An Ape wanted revenge on an old Lion so at every opportunity Ape confided to the Lion how other felt. Lion was not fooled and Ape met a very nasty fate.
Idle rumors may turn out to hurt the rumor monger.
[Read more…] about The Two Clouds
One Cloud dark and another sparkled in the light. The lit cloud rejoiced but another Cloud pointed out that the joy would only last until the sun moved.
Joy can be fleeting.